The alpine country has re-entered the lockdown, and the tourism industry has been suspended as the holidays begin

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(CNN)- Austria has adopted unprecedented new Covid measures, Ireland has imposed a midnight curfew, but India has reopened to vaccinated tourists.

Here are some major developments in the tourism sector this week:

It starts to look a lot like…locked

A glimmer of hope during the lockdown: According to a spokesperson for the Austrian Ministry of Health, the ski lifts will continue to operate. Those who exercise on the slopes must show proof of vaccination or proof of Covid rehabilitation. The spokesperson said that FFP2 masks must also be used on slopes.

Austria also plans to become the first country on the African continent to compel Covid-19 vaccination for all eligible people.

On November 15th, before Austria resumed the blockade, tourists visited the Christmas market in Vienna.

On November 15th, before Austria resumed the blockade, tourists visited the Christmas market in Vienna.

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Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schellenberg announced that with the surge in Covid-19 cases, Austria will implement a nationwide lockdown on November 22, becoming the first European country to do so this fall.

But the situation in Asia is getting better

India suffered huge losses during the catastrophic second wave of Covid shock this spring, but it now has some of the lowest case rates in the world, making it a CDC level 1 low-risk tourist destination. On Monday, it opened its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists on commercial flights for the first time since the pandemic began.

Ireland is now a Cinderella country

Irish revellers now need to leave their Prince Charming and drive home from the ball. On Thursday, just a few weeks after nightclubs reopened for the first time since March 2020, Ireland imposed a midnight curfew on bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Elsewhere in Europe, the Netherlands has resumed partial blockades, and Hungary and the Czech Republic are among the four new members of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest-risk travel category.

Ireland will impose a midnight curfew on bars, restaurants and nightclubs from November 18th, as the country has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases despite being one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates in the world. CNN’s Becky Anderson sat down with Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (Leo Varadkar) to discuss.

Thanksgiving trip will approach pre-pandemic levels

In the United States, there will be more people sharing turkeys than last year, as holiday travel is expected to almost return to the good times of 2019. The following are our techniques for handling peaks.
Approximately 53.4 million Americans may move, including Jamal Hinton, who will continue his tradition of visiting his “grandma Wanda” in Arizona. The two met in 2016 when Wanda Dench accidentally sent a Thanksgiving invitation to teenage Hinton. The invitation was for her grandson. An unlikely friendship began.

This is what you can sit in 2025

When you sit on the sofa for nearly two years, the new era of business travel in 2025 seems far away-but designers are already working like Christmas elves on the luxury aircraft seats of the future. We are talking about a lightweight structure, extra space, bigger and better screens, and ample wireless charging. Sustainability, ethical procurement and reduction of carbon emissions are key issues.

Maya Bay in Thailand will reopen

It's not me, it's you: Maya Bay needs some recovery time and tourists rest.

It’s not me, it’s you: Maya Bay needs some recovery time and tourists rest.

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Thai officials have announced the reopening date of one of the country’s most famous attractions. Maya Bay, a magnificent bay known for its “beach”-the 2000 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio-will reopen to visitors on January 1, 2022. However, this closure has nothing to do with the new crown virus; since 2018, the area has been banned from tourists due to officials starting a revival plan aimed at restoring damaged corals in the area.

A chance encounter

When a blizzard prevented Jennifer Lowther from flying to her best friend’s wedding, a complete stranger came to rescue her, took her on a dangerous journey, and started a love story that was still hot after 18 years.

Hangar, but make it flexible

Airport hangars may take years to build, but these inflatable models can be built in a few hours. Compared with traditional designs, they have many advantages and can be used for disaster relief.

Is it troublesome to build traditional airport infrastructure? This kind of boredom can last for years. Thankfully, the inflatable hangar can be up and running immediately.

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CNN’s Nina Avramova, Natasha Chen, Karla Cripps, Stephanie Halasz, Tamara Hardingham-Gill, Niamh Kennedy, Lilit Marcus, Artemis Moshtaghian, Rob Picheta, Nadine Schmidt, Kristina Sgueglia, Francesca Street, Manveena Suri and John Walton provided this report Contributed.

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